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Payment system changes to encourage better care and financial efficiency

Proposed changes to the NHS payment system for next year are designed to help maintain tight financial discipline while promoting high-quality care for patients intough economic conditions. Proposals set out by Monitor and NHS England for the 2015/16 national tariff would also encourage a speedier expansion of innovative patterns of care to meet the needs […]

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NHS England announces a further £150m to improve patient safety and care

Hospitals are to get a £150 million boost to help improve patient safety and help make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world. NHS England has worked with Monitor to adjust the price hospitals are paid to treat patients, in recognition that some hospitals will incur additional costs. They expect it to be […]

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NHS England response to Monitor’s Fair Playing Field Review recommendations

In 2012 the Secretary of State asked Monitor to undertake an independent review of matters that may be affecting the ability of different providers of NHS services to participate fully in improving patient care. NHS England worked closely with Monitor as they undertook their review. In March 2013 Monitor published their findings with recommendations to […]

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Choice and competition in commissioning clinical services in the NHS in England

In its June 2011 report, Choice and competition – delivering real choice, the NHS Future Forum highlighted the role of competition in the NHS as a tool for commissioning clinical services where it serves the interests of citizens and the choices they wish to make. The NHS Commissioning Board and Monitor are working in partnership to […]

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Continuity of services: Consultation workshops for commissioners

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are being invited to attend one of a series of consultation workshops, hosted by Monitor, on the guidance for continuity of services. CCGs will have a central and statutory role to play in ensuring the continuity of services for patients. It is also their prime responsibility as a CCG to determine […]

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Monitor launches consultation on proposed Commissioner Requested Services Guidance

Monitor has today launched the draft Commissioner Requested Services and Protected Services Guidance for consultation. The guidance sets out a process for commissioners to follow to ensure that key NHS services remain available for patients if a provider gets into serious financial difficulty. Commissioner Requested Services are services that will be considered by the commissioner […]

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